While some employers have taken steps to work individually with local education and training institutions, the best and most sustaining efforts occur when manufacturers come together as partners to work with local or regional education systems to develop training to align interests and needs.

Here are some of the partners, organizations, and schools that we work with.


American Mold Builders Association

ICATT Apprenticeship Program

Illinois Manufacturers' Association

Schaumburg Business Association

technology manufacturing aligned

Valley Industrial Association

In-kind Partners

Masuda Funai


Harper College

Elgin Community College

Triton College

Oakton Community College